Saltimbocca Burgers

Saltimbocca Burgers

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Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola dolce
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 pounds ground veal or chicken
  • 12 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pasted or grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • 4 slices prosciutto di Parma, folded in half crosswise
  • 4 ciabatta or other crusty rolls, split
  • Spinach (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cheese and butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the meat with the sage, garlic and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper and form into 4 patties. Drizzle the patties with EVOO. On a griddle pan or in a large skillet, cook the patties over medium- high heat, turning occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a plate. Add the prosciutto to the skillet; cook until crisp on both sides, turning once, 2 minutes. Transfer the prosciutto to a plate.
  4. Toast the rolls under the broiler. Slather with theGorgonzola butter while hot.
  5. In the same skillet, wilt the spinach, if using, over medium-high heat and place some on each roll bottom. Top with the patties, prosciutto and roll tops.
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